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Ocean Front Mahina Surf Condo, Sea Turtles, Breaking Waves, Heated Saline Pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-8 with Ocean Front Views

Watch the waves, turtles and whales from our ocean front living room, private lanai or even while in the kitchen. Unit 227 is the newest of the 2-bedroom units at the Mahina Surf, a low density (only 56 units) oceanfront tropical paradise. When we first started coming to the Mahina Surf in 1990 it truly was “Maui's Best Kept Secret!” Over the years more and more people have discovered the relaxing but still uncrowded atmosphere that has kept us coming back year after year.

Unit 227 was built to our specifications in 2007 including extra wide inside unit stairs to make getting your luggage upstairs easier, wired smoke detectors in each bedroom with battery backup, wall mirror in the front room to fully capture the ocean views, sleeping for 6 and for 8 on request, Moen kitchen and bathroom facets, two walk-in tiled showers, main floor fully tiled, stone kitchen and bathroom counter top, all brand new kitchen appliances, and Hawaiian decor. We have two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The main floor bedroom has a Queen sized bed and TV/BluRayDVD. The second floor loft bedroom has a King sized bed. We have a new Queen sized sofa sleeper in the living room. Both bedrooms and the living room all have attractive and quiet ceiling fans. Both bathrooms have ceiling fans as well.

We built our unit with an extra loft area that contains two Twin sized beds and dressers. This extra loft is normally locked but can be opened on request at no additional charge. We built it for our younger children and grandchildren. It is 10x10 feet but the ceiling starts at 6.5 feet and slopes to 2 feet so you can see it's more a children friendly space. It has its own lighting, electric outlets, wired smoke detector and window.

The kitchen is perhaps the best room in our unit with direct ocean front views of the waves and blue ocean. All the appliances were replaced in September 2013. The dish washer is so quiet we thought it wasn't working when we first used it! The kitchen is fully equipped and has many helpful items we don't even have at home. The tropical patterned dishes came from Macy's as did the flatware and knife set. The beautiful Silestone quartz counter tops in the kitchen and the bathrooms offer protection from bacteria, scratches and stains.

New carpeting was installed in October 2015 on the stairs and loft bedroom and on the lanai. A new Sealy Posturepedic pillow-top King sized mattress was also purchased and installed for the loft bedroom.

We are just a short walk away from Kahana beach. The beautiful beaches of Kapalua (our favorite) or Kaanapali are just a few minutes drive to the north or south of the Mahina Surf. Great snorkeling directly at the Mahina Surf oceanfront or at Kapalua and just a little further north at Mokuleia Bay (Slaughterhouse Beach) near mile marker 32 and Honolua Bay near mile marker 33. Great boogie boarding when the waves are up at Slaughterhouse! Fun dining opportunities in Lahaina on Front Street. We like Kimo's and Cheeseburgers in Paradise. The Hula Pie at Kimo's is worth going in for even without dinner. At Whaler's village we love Leilani's On the Beach. We eat outside. Sister restaurant to Kimo's, they also have Hula Pie. Hula Pie is made with a favorite macadamia nut ice cream piled high on a chocolate Oreo cookie crust and topped with chocolate fudge, whipped cream, and more macadamia nuts. China Boat is a short distance north of the Mahina Surf for excellent Chinese food. The best fresh fish food dinning experience on our side of the island is at Pineapple Grill in the Kapalua Resort. Many beautiful golf courses await you just a few minutes away in Kapalua or Kaanapali. Maui is endless in its beauty and opportunities for adventure that await your next visit to The Valley Isle, voted “Best Island” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler for nineteen years!

So welcome to our home in Maui! We love it and hope we can spend more time here in the years to come. Owen & Doreen West

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Tammy

My husband is retired and we now have a little more time to come out to Maui these last couple of years. He worked for Ernst & Young in public accounting for 30 years. I have enjoyed being a full-time mom for the last 34 years or so. We enjoy visiting our friends and family and we can often be found on NCL cruises when not here in Maui. We are both from Illinois, mostly. I grew up in Palatine. My husband's family is from Denver and his dad was is the Army early in his life so he lived a time in Washington D.C., Tacoma, WA, and Corpus Christi, TX, but Illinois has been his home since second grade. My sisters and I had a great time decorating our unit. One of my sisters, the real artist of our family, quilted a turtle wall hanging for our unit's living room. She loved watching the turtles from our lanai and walking right down to just a few feet away from them as they sun bathe every afternoon on the rocks.

My husband is most happy when he has 'a project' even though he will deny this and claims he hates projects. He loves making sure everything in the unit is clean, painted, and working. Just this year he had a new refrigerator, oven and dishwasher installed. I picked out a new Queen sofa sleeper. He replaced the kitchen facet, bathroom facet valves, cleaned the carpets and furniture and polished the stone counter top. He really should spend more time out at the pool!

Tammy purchased this condo in 2006

Why Tammy chose Maui

We have been coming to the Mahina Surf since 1990. The Mahina Surf was recommended to us by my husband's parents and we were not disappointed. His mom fell in love with the beauty of the grounds at the Mahina Surf, the tropical plants and flowers all professionally cared for. We had always rented just 1-bedroom units which were great for the two of us or for us plus two children so we never thought about buying a unit for our family with seven children. Then one year when all the 1-bedrooms had been 100% rented we agreed to rent a 2-bedroom on the second floor. Wow, we thought! This could work for our family! It took some time but we eventually purchased unit 227 on the ocean front and remodeled the unit from scratch. We love the view and the constant sounds of the ocean. I especially love the sounds of the waves at night.

What we really appreciate at the Mahina Surf is how close we are to the ocean and the privacy of our property and oceanfront. Public access to the shoreline is only available several properties to the north of us at a public beach area. As a result, we don't have non-guests crossing our property to see the dozens of sea turtles that have adopted the Mahina Surf as their home.

I have seen more turtles here this year than ever! Our children love walking down to the ocean rocks in front of our unit to watch the turtles up close and take pictures of them.

What makes this condo unique

We fell in love with unit 227 because of the ocean front view from the living room and lanai. Unit 227 is the newest of the 2-bedroom units and it was built to our specifications including extra wide in unit stairs to make getting your luggage upstairs easier, wired smoke detectors in each bedroom with battery backup, wall mirror in front room to fully capture the ocean views, sleeping for 6 and for 8 on request, Moen kitchen and bathroom facets, two walk-in tiled showers, main floor fully tiled, stone kitchen and bathroom counter tops, all brand new kitchen appliances, and Hawaiian decor including a hand-made quilted sea turtle wall hanging.

Guestbook comments from the manager

It was beautiful staying here in your nice piece of paradise. The first thing I did when I got here is I jumped in the nice warm salt water pool. We saw lots of sea turtles and even some came up to the shore. We went snorkeling and saw lots of fish. We also went to the Westin and swam in their pool and that pool was way bigger. I did the hula really well. Thanks for having us!
May 2014
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Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs - toilet , shower , Walk-in Shower
    Upstairs - toilet , shower , Walk-in Shower
  • Both bathrooms have stone counter tops and walk-in showers. Floors and showers are tiled.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs - 1 queen
    Upstairs - 1 king
  • We also have a Queen Sofa Sleeper in the living room and two twin beds available for use by children on request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Ocean Front Mahina Surf Condo, Sea Turtles, Breaking Waves, Heated Saline Pool
average rating of 4.8 based on 54 reviews

Relaxing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My family spent Christmas 2016 at Mahina Surf. It was perfect! The resort is beautiful, the kids loved the pool and the turtles and we were close to places that we wanted to visit. We had two condos and they were both very nice and very well furnished. I would go back tomorrow, if only I could!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place was even better and bigger than we expected. The house fit 8 of us very comfortably. The kitchen was well stocked, there were enough towels and blankets to go around as well. It was very pleasant to sit on the balcony and just ocean gaze. The pool outside was also great, but it should be noted that the pool does close at night. The fans in the house definitely helped keep us cool, and the second bathroom helped decrease the bathroom wait time. The location was close to a good amount of tourist attractions as well. Overall, this place definitely improved our experience in Maui, and I would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place, nice house but the small bedroom is uncomfortable.

  • 3 of 5

Very nice place in the beatuful island.

Very good location.

Unfortunately, the web photos show a much bigger house, which misleads. In photos a barbecue is seen as part of the house that is not true

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the Mahina Surf. This is a condo, not a house. The main floor bedrooms at the Mahina Surf are all the same size and our downstairs bedroom measures approximately 10 by 12 feet. It has a Queen sized bed just so the room doesn't feel tight as it would have with a King sized Bed. Our upstairs bedroom has a King sized bed and the room is much larger. The unit is described as being 850 square feet for its two bedrooms and two full baths. One of our pictures shows the layout of the unit so guests can see the size and placement of the rooms. A property map is also included in our pictures clearly showing that the BBQ area is between the two oceanfront buildings by the ocean. Our pictures do not show the actual BBQ area so we are not sure why you thought the BBQ area was part of our unit. Our unit will accommodate up to 8 guests, two per bedroom, two on the sofa sleeper in the living room and two children in a small loft area only for children and only on request. This small loft area is normally locked and only opened on request for use by children. The use of this small loft area is for the convenience of our guests at no extra charge. We hope to see you only your next trip to Maui!
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Seattle, WA

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Well this is exactly what we needed! And a last-minute rental at that. Perfect for us as we had 4 kids with us. Put the two little girls in the twin beds upstairs, the boys downstairs, and us in the loft.

And swimming and turtles all day, every day! It was actually hard to get the kids to leave the complex. Seriously, we have not seen that many turtles anywhere on the island, snorkeling or otherwise. We could see them from our lanai. We had five of them beach themselves together for a nap!

Cannot complain about the view, right on the ocean. The gas barbecues are practically on the beach, the pool is open until 9pm, and the grounds are kept up. Plenty of parking as well.

If I was going to complain, it'd be that there was no A/C; but I am usually the only one who's hot. And there were ceiling fans in every room, except the upstairs back room with twin beds (understandable, as it has a sloping ceiling). That room was a lot warmer. But there were also plenty of portable fans in the unit.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Nice condominium. The only problem was the fan in master bedroom did not work. With no air it was stuffy and hot on nights with no wind. The broken chain from fan was in a drawer.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the fan. The fan switch has been replaced. There is a new fan in the living room - a high air volume Minka Direct Current reversible fan so at night ocean breezes can be directed to the loft bedroom. A new Sealy Posturepedic pillow top king bed has been installed in the loft bedroom. New carpet has been installed on the stairs and loft bedroom. We look forward to your return visit to the Mahina Surf!
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Corvallis, MT

Simply amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to Mahina Surf and we absolutely love it. We thought we might try a different vacation destination in 2016 but after staying in Maui/Mahina Surf for a second visit, we've decided to come back again next year. We loved this unit and all the wonderful amenities, it feels like home. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home, spectacular in every way!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29.6 Miles
Kahului Airport (OGG)
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Kahana Beach
Car: recommended

TAT W67334461-01

Local Contact: Tammy Soares



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  • Rates are for two - four people.
  • Extra persons, including children, $10 each per night.

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